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LG ANDROID SMART KEYBOARD BASICS

Operation Cell Phones, Mobile Accessories, Smart Watches, Tablets Last Updated 11/06/2015
LG ANDROID SMART KEYBOARD BASICS

Note: Some Settings, Menus, or Icons may differ from that of your device, this article should only be used as a general reference.

The on-screen keyboard displays automatically on the screen when you need to enter text. To manually display the keyboard, simply tap a text field where you want to enter text.

Note: Some Settings, Menus, or Icons may differ from that of your device, this article should only be used as a general reference.


The Smart Keyboard is an intuitive, easy-input keyboard that provides comfortable, efficient operation and adapts to the user. Advanced features include keyboard height control, adaptive area recognition based on word prediction, user behavior and easy cursor control.

Customize your keyboard to fit your needs

  • Adjust height and layout; select right or left handed text entry to minimize the "reach".

Smart touch adaptation to reduce typos

  • A Key's bounding box can increase to accommodate for repetitive mistakes

Easy select and edit

  • Long press the space bar to edit text above the keyboard; swipe to select a suggested word or position the cursor.

Seamless typing

  • Enter text on the keyboard and the related word suggestions appear. Flick upward on the left to select the left-side suggestion, on the right to select the right-side suggestion.

How to change keyboards:

  1. If more than one keyboard is installed, with the LG Keyboard open, swipe down from the Notification Panel and tap Choose input method  . Select another keyboard from the prompt to enable.

    OR

    From the Home screen, tap Apps  > Settings  (may be found under General Tab > Language & input  > tap Default and select the keyboard of your choice.

  2. Additional third party keyboards can be installed from the Google Play Store and will display here.

How to add different languages:

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps  > Settings  (may be found under General Tab > Language & input  > tap Gear icon  to the right of the keyboard.

  2. Select Input language and keyboard layout. Place a checkmark  next to the desired language then tap its respective Gear icon  to select a keyboard type.

Different input methods:

Within the LG Keyboard there are various methods to enter in text.

  • QWERTY is the default input method on the LG Keyboard.

  • Handwriting allows you to draw the letters on the screen to enter letters. With the LG Keyboard open, long press Microphone  and tap the Pencil  . To use this feature you will need to download and install the input language data, tap Yes when prompted. Tap additional languages to download from the menu displayed as needed. To exit Handwriting mode, tap 

  • Path input allows you to enter a word by drawing a path through all the letters. With the LG Keyboard open, long press Microphone  and tap Settings  . Ensure Path input option is checked

  • Voice input uses Google voice recognition to convert speech to text. With the LG Keyboard open, tap the Microphone

  • Phone Keyboard allows you to use a dial pad to enter letters via T9 entery (default when selected).

Change the themes, options, and settings for the LG Keyboard.

To access the settings, from the Home screen, tap Apps  > Settings  (may be found under General Tab > Language & input  > tap Gear icon  to the right of the LG keyboard, and then tap Keyboard height and layout.

How to change keyboard themes

  1. Tap Keyboard theme.

  2. Select either White or Black, then tap Apply to set the theme.

Note: You can download additional keyboard packages using the LG SmartWorld™  app.

If you already have LG SmartWorld installed on your device, you will receive a notification to update the app the first time you open LG SmartWorld. Tap Yes to update now, and follow the prompts to register an account.
If you do not have LG SmartWorld installed on your device, click here from your device and follow the prompts to download and install the app.

For more information on how to install and use LG SmartWorld, click here on your computer, and tap Guide on the left-hand side of the page.

Bottom row keys

Allows you to change voice input, handwriting, symbol keys, and more. Tap Bottom row keys. Select and drag to add or delete keys or change the order. Tap  to reset the keyboard layout to default.

Extended keyboard

Shows numeric keys on the top row of the keyboard. Checkmark  Extended keyboard to enable.

Keyboard height

Allows you to adjust the height of the keyboard. Tap Keyboard height, then drag the handle  up or down to adjust the height. Try out the keyboard before applying changes. Tap  to reset the keyboard layout to default. Tap Done on the keyboard to apply changes.

Split Keyboard

Allows you to spread the keyboard when in landscape view. Checkmark  Split keyboard. With the LG Keyboard open in landscape view, place two fingers on the center of the keyboard and drag outward. Each half withdraws to its respective side. Alternately place two fingers on the outside of the keyboard and drag inward to return to normal.

One-handed operation

Allows you to adjust the position of the keyboard for easier one-handed use. Checkmark  One-handed operation. Quickly swipe a finger across the keyboard left or right to adjust.

Auto-correction

Allows you to adjust the level the keyboard attempts to correct the words you type. Tap Auto-correction and choose from the options displayed.

Update word suggestion

Downloads an update to get more words suggestions. Tap Update word suggestions, the first time you will need to tap Accept to the terms of service When complete the option will be grayed out.

Tap Additional settings for a number of other settings options. Tap Help and Swipe through for a guide of some of the keyboard features.

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